Camp for Screening of under five children
(28th November 2016)
Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) has organized screening camp for children under five with the support of PPHI at Panjgur.
The objective of this screening camp was to identify Severely Acute Malnourished (SAM) children and Moderately Acute Malnourished (MAM) children, refer the SAM children to OTP for treatment and to conduct IYCF counseling sessions with families, particularly the mothers and fathers of SAM children to enhance their knowledge about IYCF, complementary feeding, food groups, food frequency and personal hygiene.
A day long camp helped to identify 16 SAM, 23 MAM out of 87 children of under-five screened children.
The SAM children were enrolled in OTP program, whereas, MAM and normal children were provided Multi-Micronutrient Supplements (MMS).
The parents of screened children were provided counseling and information regarding use of MMS, IYCF, complementary feeding and personal hygiene.